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“God is victorious in every battle.” <>< Dona (05/20/20)

Please read I Kings 20 through 22.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In I Kings 20:23-25 the Aram king, Ben-Hadad was told by his army officers that they could win the battle against Israel’s foot soldiers if they could fight on the open valleys and plains.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You proved who the victor was.

Something to think about

Ben-Hadad’s officers believed that Israel’s foot soldiers fought well in the hills. But when the Israelites had to fight in the plains they would be at a disadvantage against their enemy.  Because chariots could easily maneuver the battle field and overtake those on foot.

Something to experience

Ben-Hadad’s officers didn’t take into account that it was God, not the chariots that made the difference in the battle.

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In I Kings 21:27-29 Ahab proved to be more wicked than any other king of Israel (see 16:30; 21:25). yet when he repented in deep humility, God delayed bringing disaster on Ahab.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord when Ahab repented you delayed Your plan.

Something to think about

The Lord noticed how Ahab humbled himself, so He delayed His plan. 

Something to experience

God wants to be merciful to each of us.  Even when we sin, it is never too late to seek out, humble ourselves, repent and ask God to forgive us.

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In I King 22:1-40 Ahab, the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, king of Judah went into battle against Aram.  Ahab tried to disguise himself but a stray arrow struck him.  And by evening he was dead.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Ahab thought he could delay his own death.

Something to think about

Sometimes people try to escape life by disguising themselves. 

Something to experience

Changing jobs, moving to a new town, even changing spouses doesn’t change the inside of a person. God sees and knows our motives.  Though a disguise may fool others it will never fool God.  Our heart needs a transformation.

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Prayer

Lord, when we find ourselves in a battle, I pray we will remember You are with us and You give the victory (I Corinthians 15:57 AMP).   Thank You for being merciful to each of us (Luke 6:36 AMP).  No matter how far we stray from You, I pray we will seek You out (James 5:19-20 AMP).  I pray we will humble ourselves, repent and ask You to forgive us (II Chronicles 7:14 AMP). Lord I pray we will come to you for transformation of our heart and our life (Romans 12:2 AMP). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May the Lord transform our heart and our life.” <>< Dona